NOT ALL REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL.
We’re a top-producing, full-time, full-service, professional real estate sales group.
Let’s face it, selling a property involves a lot more than putting a sign in the yard or posting it on a website. We’ve been in the business for 13+ years and have an extensive knowledge of the New Orleans market and its many unique variations of real estate. From historic to new construction, vacant land to condos, we help you make an educated decision on a listing price to get your property sold. Below is an outline of our process, and why you should choose us to help you sell your property.
STEP 1 – EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A CONVERSATION.
During this initial meeting at your property, we want to fully understand your specific goals for selling, and get an idea of your preferred timeline. We also tour the property with you so that we can identify every aspect that will get a buyer’s heart racing, and every place where we could make it shine even more.
STEP 2 – DETERMINING THE MARKET VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY.
After our initial consultation, we take our understanding of your property and its features, and compare it to other recent sales in the market to estimate what you can expect to get for your listing. Determining this value takes a lot more than plugging in square-footage, beds and baths. We take everything into consideration. Location. Lot size. We look at everything.
STEP 3 – MAKING YOUR PROPERTY SHINE.
When you work with us to sell your property, we help you maximize the marketability and increase your return on the sale. We will offer advice on simple tasks like decluttering, reorganizing existing furniture, staging for vacant property; or even more detailed recommendations for repairs or improvements that could help your bottom line at the sale. If the job requires a professional, we have a list of trusted workmen who can assist us in every aspect of preparing your property for the market.
STEP 4 – CREATING BUZZ AROUND YOUR PROPERTY.
Once your property is ready to list, we create a personalized marketing plan and listing timeline to make the biggest impact in the marketplace. We use the best marketing tools available to show your property in the best light to the right prospective buyer. To do this, we advertise your property in major local print publications, including the Time Picayune, Advocate, and City Business. In addition, we’ll post your listing on every major consumer app and site, including REALTOR.com, Zillow, Trulia, Keller Williams listing syndication services and our own site, RyanWenthworth.com.
- Included in our service is a professional photoshoot, video shoot, and floorplan for every listing
- We produce professional property fliers for distribution at showings and during open houses and broker tours
- Targeted Facebook ads, and Instagram marketing campaigns
- Direct E-Mail marketing campaign sent to our database of top-producing agents in the area so that they can immediately share with their qualified clients
STEP 5 – LET THE SHOW BEGIN.
Another important part of our professional service is personal showings. We will host an initial Broker Tour immediately after the property is listed to present the listing to the market, then we will schedule a weekend Public Open House for buyers. We never put lockboxes on our listings. One of our team members will always be at every showing to answer any questions a prospective buyer or agent may have. We also personally attend all property inspections, bank appraisals, contractor meetings, and more. This way, we can keep you informed about any feedback from our showings so we both understand what buyers like and don’t like about your property. This feedback is essential in order to help us actively make adjustments to the listing if necessary so it doesn’t become “stale” on the market.
STEP 6 – OFFERS. APPRAISALS. INSPECTIONS. OH MY.
Once an offer is received, we will use our expertise to help you through the negotiation process, making sure you understand exactly what you’re signing. Getting the best price is important, but ensuring the terms of the offer are favorable is key. After an offer is accepted, there are numerous contingencies that must be cleared before the sale – including property inspections, appraisal, financing, and more. We’re present for every appointment to ensure your property is showcased in the best light. In addition, this allows us to answer any question on the spot. For example, if an issue arises during an inspection, we’ll be there to understand first-hand what the problem is. This allows us the ability to keep a small problem from becoming a “deal-breaker”.
STEP 7 – MAKING THE ROAD TO CLOSING A STRAIGHT SHOT.
After we’ve cleared our inspection contingencies, we’ll coordinate with the buyer’s agent, lender, and the closing attorney to help ensure the road to closing is as smooth as possible.
STEP 8 – THE DAY YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
We’ll be there for you on the day of closing to make sure everything goes as planned. Everything that was negotiated in the initial contract and through the inspection process must be accurately reflected on the settlement statement or there could be problems after the sale takes place. We’ll make sure there aren’t any surprises.
LAGNIAPPE – MOVERS. CLEANERS. WE GET IT ALL SET UP.
Our personal service extends well beyond the basic steps of helping you market and sell your property. In fact, we’ll even go so far as to help you find movers, a shipping company, contractors, and a cleaning crew. Basically, whatever you need, we’ll be here.